Robert Bergman

August 9, 2019

Although its only been around for almost a decade, one can already claim Purple Goat is among the greatest strains of all time. Its Sativa-leaning buzz makes for a great morning companion that keeps one preoccupied throughout the day. Meanwhile, its distinct Indica comedown crushes stress in its wake. Additionally, its sturdy structure caters to the needs of the growing community. For this reason, it is a highly sought-after strain.

Growers at the Oregon OMMP took Blueberry and Trainwreck as a genetic base. The well-loved Indica-dominant bud adds a tinge of fruitiness to its offspring’s profile while fortifying its potent body buzz. Not to mention, it influenced its sturdy growth profile. Meanwhile, its Sativa-leaning counterpart gained fame for delivering an impressive head high with intense uplifting effects.

Tip: make sure to download our free Grow Bible for more information

Information About Purple Goat Strain

ORIGINTrainwreck and Blueberry
EFFECTSUplifted – 10
Happy – 10
Talkative – 6
Creative – 6
Relaxed – 6
FRAGRANCEFruity, berry, orange, herbal, grass, spicy
FLAVORSHerbal, spicy, sweet, fruity, berry, orange
MEDICALStress – 10
Depression – 5
Insomnia – 5
Pain – 5
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate September to mid-October
THC CONTENT %14% to 19%
CBD %Unknown
INDOOR YIELD12 to 16 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD16 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEMediterranean climate
CLIMATEEasy to grow

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Purple Goat is a versatile strain that caters to both beginners and seasoned users alike. One can pace consumption of its 14% to 19% THC and adjust it accordingly throughout the session. However, it is better to start with a low dosage as it has a quick-acting high that begins within minutes after the first few puffs. Otherwise, it can turn a pleasant experience into an overwhelming high instead.

Its cerebral onset brings out a positive behavioral change. It leaves users feeling happy as low spirits are uplifted and interests are rekindled. Often, the upbeat mood results in users becoming more and more confident. In fact, it is not uncommon to see some users feel comfortable sharing experiences with strangers at a party or discussing cheerful memories with close or like-minded friends.

Purple Goat Strain Effects
Purple Goat Strain Effects – Image Powered by allbud.com

The space in one’s mind is gradually filled with free-flowing thoughts. As the head high persists, it develops into groundbreaking ideas or profound philosophies about life. There is a surge of creativity too, as the mental clarity provides a fresher perspective on an ongoing problem or issue.

Overall, Purple Goat is a great wake and bake strain. It can uplift the mood, as well as clear the mind, without inducing a heavy-hitting body buzz. For this reason, too, it is best used in the morning in place of coffee or the early afternoon for a quick boost.


Purple Goat boasts a subtle fruity overtone reminiscent of crushed berries with orange pulp squeezed on top. Broken apart, it releases an herbal overtone of grass that later develops a hint of spiciness once combusted.


Drawn in, Purple Goat swarms the mouth with an unmatched herbal spiciness. Hints of grass tantalize the palate while as the smoke turns sweet as its fruity undertones begin to manifest. On the exhale, it leaves an aftertaste of berry and orange.

Adverse reactions

Dryness in the mouth, as well as red eyes, are two common reactions to smoking marijuana, regardless if it were Purple Goat or not. It is due to cannabinoids interfering with the body’s natural ability to produce and retain moisture. Although mild, the effects can last for hours and be irritating at times. Downing a few glasses of water, however, will help manage its symptoms.

Although rare, it is also possible to green out while using Purple Goat. It is a condition characterized by a keen awareness that can be dizzying and, at times, triggering to anxiety-prone users. If left unattended, it can lead to a subtle feeling of paranoia as senses heighten. For this reason, it is vital that users pace consumption of the bud by starting with small doses.


Presumably, Purple Goat is a recreational strain. After all, that has been the perception of cannabis whether rightly or wrongly. Still, its cannabinoids deliver significant therapeutic benefits that aid patients who are suffering from various afflictions.

Purple Goat Strain Medical
Purple Goat Strain Medical – Image Powered by en.seedfinder.eu

Its happy high effectively reduces stress by calming the overwhelming dread that it brings. Replacing it is an innate sense of happiness that temporarily dissipates feelings of inadequacy as well as turbulent emotions. For this reason, it is a source of comfort for patients with mental health issues like depression or PTSD.

In high levels, the same psychoactive compound can turn into a natural painkiller. It relieves various aches and pains in the body by relaxing the muscles and removing any tension that might cause it to contract. In this way, patients suffering from chronic pain or sudden cramps can rest easy.

Sleep is one of the most critical aspects of the healing process. Through Purple Goat’s sedative qualities, the quantity of sleep is not only enhanced but also the quality.


Purple Goat is a strain blessed with a thick stalk and equally sturdy branches. It is quite hardy and easy to grow compared to other herbs like it. For this reason, it is an excellent option for beginners who are looking to grow a Sativa-leaning strain for the first time.

Purple Goat Strain Growing
Purple Goat Strain Growing – Image Powered by leafly.com

Outdoors, it prefers a Mediterranean climate where it is warm and sunny for long periods of time. However, due to its sturdiness, it can also withstand the colder weather of the northern hemisphere. Growers may have to invest in a temporary enclosing though, especially during the late fall or early winters, to protect it from the frost which can kill the whole batch overnight.

The Screen of Green works best when growing Purple Goat indoors. It requires placing a screen on top of the batch and gradually weaving the branches on to the net. In this way, the plant creates more budding sites that result in higher yields. It is especially important to do this during the vegetative phase while the branches are still malleable. The plant will also need to be topped early as it can grow quite tall and cramp up a small growing space.

With that said, growers may also pair it with different mediums. Soil helps enhance a bud’s terpene profile. Meanwhile, a soilless medium like hydroponics will help the plant’s roots absorb nutrients directly and hasten bud production.

TIP: Find seeds similar to Purple Goat at our marijuana seed bank

Flowering Time

Purple Goat has an indoor flowering period of 7 to 9 weeks, shorter compared to other Sativa-leaning strains. Once ready for harvest, it rewards growers with 12 to 16 ounces of buds per square meter.

As alluded to earlier, Purple Goat is a quick-flowering strain that blooms quite early. Growers can expect to see buds by the last week of September to the middle of October.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Purple Goat? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

World Icon

500 Helpful Articles

200 detailed grow guides

Group Icon

35,000+ Daily Visitors

500,000+ Grow Bible readers

Plant Icon

100 Hand-Picked Strains

8,000+ connected businesses